Taiwan defense analysts play down China military drills

Taiwanese security analysts on Friday (August 7) played down the importance of a military exercise to be staged by China in the East China Sea and ruled out a link between the drills and an upcoming v...

China could attack Taiwan's smaller islands: Analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of experts on Tuesday (July 21) warned that China could attack one of Taiwan's smaller islands, resulting in a "low-intensity" conflict between the t...

2 pilots killed after helicopter crashes during Taiwan war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While participating in the ongoing Han Kuang military exercises (漢光演習) in eastern Taiwan on Thursday (July 16), a Bell OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed, killing both the pi...

Taiwan Navy chases Chinese spy ships away during war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy chased two Chinese spy ships away from Orchid Island off the southeast coast Wednesday morning (July 15) during the Han Kuang 36 war games in the area. The pro...

Three Taiwan Marines in critical condition after dinghy capsizes during drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three members of the Marine Corps are reportedly in critical condition after their dinghy capsized off Kaohsiung during military drills Friday (July 3). Initial reports...

Taiwan F-16s armed with MK-84 bombs for invasion war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In preparation for this month’s Han Kuang 36 war games, Taiwanese F-16 jets have been armed with 2,000-pound bomb loads, while missile transports were spotted in the...

US Cybercom virtual war game girds against increased threats

Foreign hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to undermine institutions and threaten critical infrastructure, a top U.S. military cyber official said Thursday. The...

Taiwan special forces train to counter Chinese incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Special forces used helicopters in large-scale maneuvers playing out resistance against a Chinese attack on a Taiwan airport in Hsinchu County on Friday (June 19). Over...

US Stratotanker spotted flying south of Taiwan, near Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. military aerial refueling aircraft was spotted flying just south of Taiwan and near Dongsha Islands in the northern part of the South China Sea on Friday morning (J...

What China's 'D-Day' invasion of Taiwan would look like

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after the 76th anniversary of the Normandy landings of WWII, Forbes published an article outlining the armada that China has already amassed for a potential future i...

China to dispatch 2 aircraft carriers near Taiwan for war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is reportedly planning on deploying two aircraft carriers in waters near Taiwan as part of its war games in August to rehearse for a future assault on the Taiwan-con...

Russia says it scales down war games amid pandemic

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Tuesday that Moscow has scaled down its military drills amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sergey Lavrov said that the Russian military also ...

China warns it could turn military exercises into invasion of Dongsha, Penghu, and Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Japanese media reports that China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is planning on holding war games in August to prepare for a future assault on the...

Taiwan seeks opportunities to join RIMPAC 2020: Defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Monday (May 4) that the military is looking for opportunities to join the U.S.-led RIMPAC naval drills held biennially ...

World's militaries face a new enemy in virus outbreak

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced militaries and militias to adapt to an invisible enemy, even as traditional conflicts grind on. Armies have had to enforc...